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Comtat Venaissin

COMTAT VENAISSIN District in Provence, now in southeastern France but once in the Holy Roman Empire, lying between the Rivers Rhône (to the west) and Durance (to the south), though not including Avignon, the place of their confluence.   Its chief … Continue reading

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Avignon

AVIGNON Medieval County around the city of Avignon, which stands on the River Rhône in Provence in southeastern France;  A Bishopric and Archbishopric. 1.  Avignon was a Roman city (Avenio), which later belonged to the Middle Kingdom of the Emperor … Continue reading

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